Highett is Yarra’s Local Area Place Making (LAPM) precinct #15:

Image credit: City of Yarra


Highett hosts four schools:

Last LAPM review

Highett was last reviewed in 2005. Council does not offer a copy of the complete report on its website.

Traffic calming

Traffic has been calmed on Kent Street, with six slow points installed along its length. The slow points are visible in the earliest available images from Google Street view in 2007.

Traffic calming in Kent Street. Image credit: Streets Alive Yarra.

Kent Street is open to people walking and cycling at the intersection with Burnley Street, further helping to calm motor vehicle through traffic:

Kent Street is open to walking and cycling at Burnley Street. Image credit: Google Maps.

Laity Street also has a slow point to calm traffic:

Traffic calming in Laity Street. Image credit: Google Maps.

New green open space

Kent Street could host a new pocket park, near Burnley Street:

Proposal for new pocket park on Kent Street. Image credit: Apple Maps, Streets Alive Yarra.

Strategic Cycling Corridor

Baker Street and the northern tip of Johnson Street have been nominated as a Strategic Cycling Corridor, to host an extension of the protected bicycle lanes on Elizabeth Street:

Baker Street has been nominated as a Strategic Cycling Corridor. Image credit: Google Maps.

How you can help

You can help by appearing on the Streets Alive Yarra website as a champion for your local street, neighbourhood, or school.